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Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?

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Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?
They taste good, especially if, like me, you haven't got a sweet tooth; they're not savoury, but they aren't particularly sweet either. This, coupled with the fact that they have a firm texture, makes them ideal for dipping in your tea or as topped with cheese. A very versatile biscuit.

I think the "digestive" bit was a bit of a marketing gimmick, to be honest. Wikipedia says that it was once believed that the sodium bicarbonate in the biscuits acted as an antacid, but I'm inclined to take that with a pinch of salt... so to speak
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I find the biscuits remarkably fluffy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxXZ_uEVr9c
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I find the biscuits remarkably fluffy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxXZ_uEVr9c
So many kids are going to be disappointed the first (and only) time they get their mum to buy a packet of those biscuits.
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They taste good, especially if, like me, you haven't got a sweet tooth; they're not savoury, but they aren't particularly sweet either. This, coupled with the fact that they have a firm texture, makes them ideal for dipping in your tea or as topped with cheese. A very versatile biscuit.

I think the "digestive" bit was a bit of a marketing gimmick, to be honest. Wikipedia says that it was once believed that the sodium bicarbonate in the biscuits acted as an antacid, but I'm inclined to take that with a pinch of salt... so to speak
Hi Gareth,

As kids, my brothers and I used to be given plain digestives with cheddar cheese, and Ovaltine to drink, shortly before bedtime. Mum and Dad had the same - and my Dad always suffered from indigestion, so I don't think the digestives could have helped him much! Pass me that pinch of salt.

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Cheese can be a bit dodgy before turning in.
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Makes good ear plugs though, Robert.
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Thank you, Herlock. Do people eat them because they taste good or for their digestive benefits or both?

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Purely for taste c.d.

Many prefer the chocolate variety. Until I checked Wiki I didn’t know of the original claim of aiding digestion.
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